Monday, 22 October 2012

Lion’s Head- Cape Town’s most spectacular walk?

Cape Town is a remarkably photogenic city, and no more so than on the spectacular walks along the coast and around and up the mountains.

Lion's Head and the Twelve Apostles

A hike up Table Mountain is always a rewarding experience, but it is gruelling, and this year an Achilles tendon injury rules this out for me for the first time in several years.

Lion's Head from the Table Mountain contour path
Instead on the Saturday following Process Mineralogy ’12, we are hoping to walk up Lion’s Head, perhaps the best value for energy walk in the Cape. It is a surprisingly easy walk, considering the daunting view of Lion’s Head from the city, as the path gently spirals 360 degrees around the mountain, offering a kaleidoscope of views of the City Bowl, Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula from Camp’s Bay onwards.

To the summit

If you are an inexperienced hiker, you may wish to walk only to the plateau, which affords a majestic view of Table Mountain. From the plateau it is a slightly exposed but not too difficult scramble up the granite cap to the summit.

On the summit of Lion's Head
So if you would like to join us for this Saturday afternoon outing, we would like to hear from you.

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